Application Training Video on Arterial Spin Labeling

Stephen Rigsby; et al.
Siemens Medical Solutions Inc., Malvern/Cary, USA
 |  2011-08-30

Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) allows non-invasive perfusion without administrating contrast medium. It is suitable for evaluating tumors, stroke, pediatric imaging, degenerative diseases, epilepsy and functional examinations of the brain.

In this "How I do it" feature, Stephen Rigsby, RT, demonstrates how to conduct ASL imaging. Topics include slice positioning, adapting parameters, and avoiding some common mistakes.

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